Dee Dee Myers, the first woman to serve as White House press secretary, was named executive vice president of corporate communications and public affairs at Warner Bros., producer of the Washington TV drama “West Wing.”
Sylvia Mathews Burwell, President Barack Obama’s choice to be his next secretary of Health and Human Services, brings experience in budgeting and management and one other important qualification: proven ability to get confirmed by a divided U.S. Senate.
President Barack Obama honored the civil rights legacy of former President Lyndon Baines Johnson, saying the late president understood that the “true purpose” of his office was to make a historic stand for equality.
Utah’s gay-marriage ban had state lawyers on the defensive at a hearing before the first federal appeals panel to consider such laws since a June U.S. Supreme Court ruling set off a nationwide series of challenges to them.
Gay-marriage bans struck down in Utah and Oklahoma are the first to come before a federal appeals panel since a June U.S. Supreme Court ruling set off a string of challenges to limits on same-sex marriage.